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Emily A. Carter

Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment

Founding Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (2010-2016)

Location: C230 Engineering Quad
Phone Number: 609-258-5391
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Research Description:

Design of new materials for solar energy conversion to electricity and fuels; lightweight metal alloy design for fuel-efficient vehicles; clean, efficient combustion of biofuels; solid oxide fuel cell cathode design for efficient electricity production; robust materials for fusion reactor walls

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Minjie Chen

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Location: 217 Andlinger
Phone Number: 609-258-7656
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Research Description:

Design of power conversion and management systems to address technical challenges with large social impacts. High performance power conversion systems for a wide range of applications, including smart grid, renewable generation, energy storage, telecom, data centers, electric vehicles, and robotics.

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Frederick Dryer

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Emeritus

Location: D329D Engineering Quad D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5206
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Research Description:

Petroleum and non-petroleum derived transportation fuels and fuel blends, their production, chemical kinetics, energy security, and net carbon cycle emission impacts; ignition, combustion, and air pollutant emissions generation/abatement; syngas/high-hydrogen content fuels for advanced gas turbine power generation; fire safety related issues on earth and in micro gravity environments

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Thomas Kreutz

Energy Systems Modeler, Energy Systems Analysis Group

Location: 014 Andlinger Center
Phone Number: 609-258-5691
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Research Description:

Modeling the performance and economics of environmentally friendly, advanced energy conversion systems that have the potential for high efficiency and low emissions of criteria pollutants and/or greenhouse gases, novel technologies and methods for producing low-cost and low net carbon energy carriers, such as synthetic liquid fuels, electricity, and/or hydrogen – with CO2 capture for sequestration from the atmosphere – from biomass and fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas.  Modeling the prospective deep decarbonization of the U.S. power grid.

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Eric Larson

Senior Research Engineer

Location: 015 Andlinger Center
Phone Number: 609-258-4966
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Research Description:

Energy systems analysis intersecting engineering, environmental science, economics, and public policy and aimed at identifying sustainable, engineering-based solutions to major energy-related problems; advanced biomass and fossil energy conversion to fuels and electricity with CO2 capture and storage.

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Luigi Martinelli

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Location: D302C Engineering Quad D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-6652
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Research Description:

Sustainable aviation through advanced multidisciplinary design optimization of airframes and air traffic management systems; design optimization of ship hulls for maximum efficiency; aerodynamic design optimization of wind turbines, propellers, fans, compressors and turbines; computational fluid dynamics of compressible reactive flows

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Michael Mueller

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Location: D332 Engineering Quad, D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5191
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Research Description:

Predictive numerical simulations of turbulent combustion; pollutant emissions in turbulent reacting flows; uncertainty quantification for turbulent reacting flows; numerical methods and parallel algorithms for turbulent reacting flows; applications to gas turbines and reciprocating engines

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Esteban Rossi-Hansberg

Theodore A. Wells '29 Professor of Economics and International Affairs

Location: 289 Julis Romo Rabinowitz
Phone Number: 609-258-4024
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Research Description:

The distribution of economic activity in space and its evolution over time. Economic links between locations and how they are determined by trade in goods, migration, and commuting. The organization of economic activity and how it is affected by global phenomena like climate change and coastal inundation.

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